Charles Darwin tea towel
£11.00

Charles Darwin tea towel

What’s revolutionary thinking? Evolutionary thinking.

Charles Darwin’s ground-breaking theory was published in 1859, set out in his book ‘On the Origin of Species.’ In it, he proposed a radical theory of evolution by natural selection. This was a major challenge to the foundations of western civilisation, one that made us re-think our place in the world. In 1871, he transformed our world-view once again through his ‘The Descent of Man’, arguing that humans shared a common ancestor with apes. His propositions were initially met with outrage from members of the Church of England, but this did not stop his work from becoming best-sellers, and by the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact.

In Darwin's lifetime, his writing was translated into German, Danish, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Swedish. He was one of the most influential figures in human history, speaking across time and space. This tea towel honours his radical work. It’s a natural selection for any of your science-loving friends!

Specifications: Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48 x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.